C.J. Heigelmann is an emerging author of Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Psychological Thrillers, who has published three novels, An Uncommon Folk Rhapsody, Crooked Fences, and Can't Hide What's Inside.
C.J. learned to negotiate the changing fabric of society within the United States while experiencing different nuances of racial interconnection and social class ideologies from California to Connecticut, the Deep South, and during military service in the United States Air Force. He combines these unique experiences with his knowledge of the humanities, an empathetic heart, and a belief in world peace, to produce literature that focuses on the human condition in any genre he touches. Ever evolving, but yet retaining his core signature of sharp-edged reality, his writing style brings a fresh and compelling perspective to every plot and storyline.
"I express my characters in their pure flawed form because all of us are flawed. I don't shrink from using stereotypes whether positive or negative. Instead, I promote them and in the next breath completely shatter them. This exposes the error of subjugating individuals to intellectually lazy social labels, compelling the reader to confront the empirical nature of a character while lending insight into true understanding." - C.J. Heigelmann
"Readers are not one-dimensional, and the stories they read shouldn't be either." - C.J. Heigelmann
“Heigelmann has crafted a striking psychological drama that carefully and thoughtfully explores the despair that victims of abuse and sexual harassment experience.”
– Kirkus Reviews
Can't Hide What's Inside Video Trailer 2021
Passion in life
Writing. Writing. More Writing.
AN UNCOMMON FOLK RHAPSODY: Independent Press Awards, 2021
CROOKED FENCES: New York City Big Book Awards, 2020
AN UNCOMMON FOLK RHAPSODY: Wishing Shelf Book Awards, 2020
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